Kitchen Flooring Ideas for a better kitchen look
The kitchen has become more than just a place to cook food. It has become a place almost similar to a living room where you can talk with family and friends, so now more than ever the kitchen should look good – almost as good as the living room. One of the things that you can change which will immediately change the look of your kitchen is the floor. It may be one of the most underestimated aspects of the room but can make drastic changes. Here are some of the tips for what materials are best for modern day kitchens and what you could consider before choosing the best kitchen floor for you.
Ceramic Tiles – This is the most common type of flooring with both old and new kitchens. It is a turn to solution for home owners that are looking for low maintenance flooring option. All you have to do is mop it to keep the floor shiny. It comes in both glossy and matte textures. This type of tile also makes the kitchen look bigger, by choosing a 12 x 12 inch tile.
Wood is a popular kitchen flooring idea – It gives the room an antique and aesthetic feel of the kitchen. Nothing beats good, solid and beautiful hard flooring. Most people choose oak because of its overall look. If you are looking for a more antique look, you should consider pine – the color and texture gives a more vintage look. Other popular choices are beech, maple, ash and walnut. Wooden floors are very beautiful, warm and properly finished and taken care of it will last a very long time, almost as long as the structure itself.
Vinyl Tiles – this type of tiles were famous during the 1960’s. It remains popular until today because it is very low maintenance, has a wide array of patterns that are now inlaid which will make the design last longer and they are hard wearing and generally resilient. It may be damaged over time by pebbles and scratches it still remains as one of the top choices for kitchen flooring.
Things to condsider before butting your kitchen flooring ideas into action:
The overall motif of your kitchen. Do you have shiny appliances or are they covered with white powdery matte. Then they won’t match shiny kitchen flooring.
Kitchen traffic. Do you have kids? Do you entertain a lot of guests? If you do then its best to consider flooring that is more durable and preferably scratch proof.
Safety is a must. If you have young kids in the house then shiny and slippery tiles is certainly a big No – No.
These are just a few tips but it should get you started in choosing your perfect kitchen floor.
March 21, 2011 at 6:54 am | Kitchen Design | No comment